… and the kid is CLUTCH. Pete Alonso saves the Mets in the land of the brew. #LGM pic.twitter.com/qmiBXR2m9I
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) May 5, 2019
New York Mets rookie first baseman Pete Alonso comes up huge with a game-tying home run in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The kid is even clutch in the land of the brew.
On Saturday night, trailing 2-1 in the ninth inning, rookie slugger Pete Alonso took the first pitch he saw for a ride. The solo shot placed the New York Mets even with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The low offensive output continues a horrid Metropolitan stretch at the plate. Entering the game scoring just three runs over the last three games, New York amazingly took one of the contests (a Noah Syndergaard gem that saw the big righty homer to help his own cause).
Alonso later added a two-out single in the top of the 11th, pushing the Mets hit total to a mere five. Wilson Ramos, Amed Rosario and Michael Conforto have each collected a knock. Rosario’s ribbie in the second inning put the Mets up 1-0 early.
Zack Wheeler took the opening ball from Mickey Callaway and, as usual, pertaining to the Mets starting pitching, didn’t disappoint. He managed seven innings of two-run, six-hit, seven-strikeout ball over 111 pitches.
For Milwaukee, one-time Met hopeful Gio Gonzalez gave up just one run on three hits while striking out seven in 5.1 innings of work. The Citi Field beer man himself, Ryan Braun, is currently 3-for-4, leading all players. Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas have driven in the Brew Crew’s two runs.
The game enters the 12th inning with the score still knotted up at two. It marks the first time the New York Mets hit the 12th inning in any game this season.